Title

The MassHealth Waiver 2016–2022: Delivering Reform

UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine; Center for Health Law and Economics

Date

1-5-2017

Document Type

Technical Report

Disciplines

Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

This issue brief describes the key elements of the most recent MassHealth 1115 waiver extension, including the shift to a delivery system centered on Accountable Care Organizations and Community Partners, a Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, the redesigned Safety Net Care Pool, and the expansion of services for treatment of substance use disorders. It concludes with a discussion of implications of the new system for major stakeholder groups.

Keywords

MassHealth, waiver, health care delivery